Bedside Ocular Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Traumatic Lens Dislocation.
Brandon Regional Hospital
ectopia lentis, emergency department, emergency ultrasound, eye trauma, lens dislocation, point-of-care ultrasound, ultrasonography
Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Eye Diseases | Ophthalmology | Trauma
Rapid identification of ophthalmologic emergencies can be challenging in the ED, and a missed or delayed diagnosis may have vision-threatening consequences. The application of ocular point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by the emergency physician (EP) can facilitate the timely recognition of a myriad of emergent eye conditions. This report describes a case in which EP-performed POCUS established the prompt diagnosis of a traumatic lens dislocation in a patient with chronic vision changes.
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Glickman A, Szczucki B, Kalivoda EJ, Furiato A, Cabrera G. Bedside Ocular Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Traumatic Lens Dislocation. Cureus. 2021;13(4):e14666. Published 2021 Apr 24. doi:10.7759/cureus.14666